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Hi Folks,

I went to a auction yesterday to see a "12 hp Case w/snowblower" no other description was given..

It ended up being a 442 with a deck and newer 38" snowcaster and chains.

They (auction service) said it was driven around the yard last year..... it wasn't running for the auction,,, hood was off,, switch was said to be "bad", the PTO didn't snap... it did nothing when you moved the lever forward or back,, you could see the fork moving.

It sold for $475 and another $25 for the caster.

I only took an amount of money with me that I was willing to part with... It flew beyond my pitance in a heartbeat.. :facepalm:

Here are some phone pics... sorry for the quality, it was in a dark garage.... the Gent that purchased it was talkative and has 5-6 other case's including 3 155's (he said)

I've got his name and number to talk to him about possibly buying a 155 from him.





Kevin B.
 

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This is a 1969 442 PK with the E30 kit to convert the Armstrong lift to Hy-lift. The grille could likely be straightened but it would be a challenge if you have limited bodywork skills. It needs one 777 headlamp.

I wouldn't say that he overpaid for it but he was on the cusp. Once again, it comes down to how plentiful that model is in that area. To him, it might have been a bargain. Happily...it went to a collector and not someone who would just part it out for a quick profit.

It obviously wasn't as a good a deal as what one of our other members got recently when he bought that 444PK for $650.00 that had the tiller and 3 point.

I enjoyed hearing about your experience but.................how come you did not get him to join this forum? :sidelaugh:
 

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Tom,

I will..... I thought maybe I'd build a little goodwill with him first... you know.. maybe buy one of his 155's.. before I expose him to all of the expertise and wisdom found on this site! (maybe he's already here :facepalm: )

And maybe I was just being too greedy and trying to keep him all to myself :twisted: .

I'm sorry.... when I call him to see about one of his 155's I'll invite him to join up!

Kevin B.
 

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Kev,
We don't require our current members to buy more tractors in order to get others to join this site but if you need that as an excuse to own a 155, then who am I to say otherwise? :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:


Whatever works to get some more active members on the site is fine by me. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Hydriv said:
This is a 1969 442 PK with the E30 kit to convert the Armstrong lift to Hy-lift. The grille could likely be straightened but it would be a challenge if you have limited bodywork skills. It needs one 777 headlamp.
Hi, Tom.
This has the early style seat, dash, and side panels, but the 1970-up hood decals. Have these been changed or is this a late 1969 or an early 1970 model? And is that still a PK model? These usually don't have their original seats any more so I'm a little confused. Thanks in advance,
John
 

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John,
One of the fascinating things about the Colt, Case and Ingersoll tractors are the little mysteries that crop up on a regular basis and this is just another one.

In order to begin to try and solve this one, we would need the PIN from the subject tractor. That would give us a clue as to which decals it should have had, when it left the factory. As we both know, decals do get changed on some 40 year old tractors during their life.
 

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Hi Tom,

I've come to an important conclusion.... I need to have an expert on retainer next time I go to an auction or see a potential prize just sitting along side a barn somewhere during my travels.... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I have it all figured out now :facepalm: I take a picture or two or three... including any data plates.... and e-mail them to this Expert on retainer :trink: to evaluate the find and tell me all the important things about the subject tractor,, so that I know enough information next time to make an informed decision about wheather to run to a ATM and make a emergency "tractor" withdrawal from my "emergency tractor fund" (Dave Ramsey says you should always have some money set aside for emergencies).

I'm thinking now that I let a prize possession slip through my uneducated grasp!! If not "prized" somewhat unique!

Opps :oops: .... where's that darn button you push to blank out the screen when the wife is coming into the room and you don't want her to read your e-mail over your shoulder :wife: :wife: :wife: ??? my kids used to use it all the time on me when they were younger.

OK... all clear.. false alarm..

Anyway... what do you think???? I was thinking instead of a retainer!,, maybe a commission would be more appropriate? Does Canada have Social Security :canada: ??? This little proprosal may be a good supplemental income for a retired "Expert"..

I'm heading to Rockford, Ill tomorrow morning to meet with a customer,,,,, (Rockford seems to have lots of Case and Ingersoll GT's) then across Indiana and Ohio to Cleveland Wednesday.... (I need to take the back roads more often, everything you could have seen from the toll road is plucked clean) :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:

I love this site! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Best Regards,

Kevin B.
 
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